Yosemite & Mariposa

Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.

Mariposa, California, its name is Spanish for “butterfly”, after the flocks of Monarchs seen overwintering there by early explorers. This delightful small town has all the charm you would expect, but with great adventures awaiting.

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Yosemite national park

Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, glaciers, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.
Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada. Our cabins are close to both beautiful entrances! Each has it’s own unique views, highlighting either the majestic mountains or the Merced River Valley.

Mariposa Museum and History Center

Mariposa has the unique distinction of being a authentic gold rush era community located near the southern end of the Mother Load country of the 1849 gold rush. Mariposa is located on Highway 49 which spans most of the historic mother load country of California. This quaint little town has no stop light, nor does the county. And it is home to the oldest court house in California and the oldest west of the Rocky Mountains!

California State Mining and Mineral Museum

Unusual natural history museum showcasing exhibits of gems, metals, mining artifacts & more.

Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks in Mariposa

The ziplines at Yosemite Ziplines & Adventure Ranch have been constructed as a 2 hour, six stage guide-led tour. Groups of eight to ten are geared up in helmets and harnesses, then driven up the mountain in Polaris Rangers as their guides explain safety procedures and describe the experience the zippers are about to enjoy.

Butterfly Creek Winery & Vineyards

A short distance from Yosemite National Park lies a small, peaceful valley. There is clean air, forest all around, and fields of plump, juicy wine grapes growing among the hills. This is our home.

Shops, restaurants, bars & more!

Enjoy one of the many small town restaurants, quaint shops, fun bars, or visit the local symphony, old stone jailhouse, and the Mariposa marketplace! This town is sure to have something to offer to the whole family.

Fly In

If you don’t feel like driving or coming from an international location, you can easily fly in from either  Fresno International Airport or through Mariposa Regional Airport.

praised by our renters

  • Wonderful Cottage We stayed in this cabin as a base for our recent visit to Yosemite. It was clean, comfortable cozy, and very relaxing. Having laundry facilities after a day of hiking in the park was really nice. The drive to the Valley Floor is 60-90 minutes but the scenery is so beautiful it's not really inconvenient. We found everything we needed for an enjoyable stay and more. Our hosts thought of everything. I'd definitely stay here again.

    Dan O.
  • Fantastic place to stay! This was such a wonderful experience. The cabin itself is gorgeous, with wonderful matte furniture that really gave it a cozy, comfortable feel. I'd recommend this place to anybody - it's close to Yosemite and offers a great escape.

    Niranjan K.
  • 5 Star property !! We were so impressed with the standard and location of the property we have already recommended to friends and family, the cottage was so clean and welcoming and everything you would need was available and even a few treats from Michelle, such effort had been put into the cottage you could tell Michelle cared about her visitors, I would highly recommend if you are on a bit of a road trip like we were to make this a definite stay.

    Mark K.

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